World Laughter Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May. In Year 2021 World Laughter day is on 2 May 2021. Laughter is the best medicine, So everyone get ready to celebrate Word Laughter Day 2021.
World Laughter day was Started in India in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria who is also the founder of Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga is a very unique type of Yoga in which anyone can laugh without any joke or humour. Dr. Madan Kataria and 4 of his friends got the idea of Laughter Yoga when they were in a Lokhandwala park of Mumbai, India
Researchers have noticed that Laughter Yoga creates Endorphin Chemicals in our minds which is known to be a natural painkillers for a lot of mental health problems like stress, anxiety, depression, etc..
World Laughter Day 2021: Laughter can change the world in a peaceful and positive way. It is said that laughter is a universal language that has the potential to unite humanity. This year too the celebration goes online due to COVID-19 just like the last year. The mission is Health, happiness and world peace through laughter.
Do you know that there are several community groups around the world known as Laughter Clubs who regularly practice simple international laughter techniques that promote wellness and overall well-being?
As we know that when we laugh we feel good but very few realize that laughing is also a good exercise that improves our everyday wellness and wellbeing. No doubt laughing is a way to relieve some stress and pain. It is a day to raise awareness about laughter and its several healing benefits.
“When you laugh, you change and when you change the whole world changes around you.” – Dr. Madan Kataria
World Laughter Day 2021 Quotes, Messages, Images, wallpapers
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
“Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain” and “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle
A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing. — Herman Melville
A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham
A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. — W. H. Auden
An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbury
And keep a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes. If you can’t think of anything else, when you’re my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh. — Art Linkletter
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. — Friedrich Nietzsche
As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. — Lao Tsu
World Laughter Day History
In 1998, World Laughter Day was started by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. In more than 70 countries, World Laughter Day is celebrated around the world on the first Sunday of May. This year it falls on 2nd May 2021.
Dr. Madan started the Laughter Yoga movement in 1995 with an aim that facial feedback hypothesis postulates that a person’s facial expressions can have an effect on their emotions. It builds a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
Do you know that “HAPPY-DEMIC” was the first World Laughter Day gathering outside India? It took place at Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2000, more than 10,000 people were gathered. The gathering was the largest, people together laughed and bonded in such a way that the event went into the Guinness Book of World records.
How is World Laughter Day celebrated?
People went to Laughter club, gather and laugh together. You can see several comedy pictures or can listen to the famous comedians for fun. People also join comedy acts to become a comedian and also take part in the improvisation classes. Some people share funny jokes on social media by keeping hashtag World Laughter Day. Watch movies with friends with full of comedy and entertainment. Even people gather in some park and perform laughing yoga practice.
In India, people carry a peace march with placards on laughter day. Some indulge in producing sounds like “HO, HO, HA, HA”, to spread the contagious effects of laughter. Several entertainment programmes like dance and laughter challenges are performed. Laughter club initiates march, ten minutes laughter session etc.
But as we know that the whole world is facing a tough situation due to COVID-19 the celebrations will be held online.
“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
What are the health benefits of Laughter ?
As we know that laughter is the best medicine.
– It relaxes the whole body.
– It boosts the immune system. As it decreases the stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies and also improve your resistance to disease.
– Laughing triggers the release of endorphins. It is a natural feel-good chemical and temporarily relieves pain.
– It protects the heart. Laughing improves the functioning of blood vessels and increases the flow of blood.
– Laughter burns calories. According to one study, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn around 40 calories.
– It may even help you to live longer.
– It lightens anger.
– Laughter helps you relax and recharge.
– Laughter eases anxiety and tension.
– It strengthens resilience.
– It decreases pain.
– Relaxes your muscles.
– Laughter boosts T-cells. Let us tell you that T-cells are specialised immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. That is when you laugh you activate T-cells that will immediately begin to help you fight off sickness.
– Laughing is a natural exercise.
– It is a complementary Cancer Therapy. Some studies show a direct positive impact of laughter in cancer treatment.
– Laughter increases blood oxygenation.
– It improves memory.
– Promotes creativity as well.
– Laughter strengthens relationships.
“Laughter is a way of really letting out all this pressure that you could face in your daily life in the suffering of your people, and comedy is almost like a medicine to your soul in a way.”- Hiam Abbass